EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

Lotto Winners Hid Ticket for Fortnight Before Claiming

If you’re ever lucky enough to win a big lottery prize, the advice is always to call the claim line and verify as soon as possible after the draw, but what do you do if you have a two-week holiday booked the very next day? Well you hide it in a lamp of course, and […]

California Powerball Win Frozen Due to Back Taxes

It’s a story that seems so implausible that it’s unlikely, but an American couple has had a $1,600,000 Powerball prize frozen due to back taxes worth $109! The couple, from Rocklin California aren’t exactly well off and live from paycheck to paycheck. Winner Debra Miller supports her disabled husband and teenage son and life isn’t […]

Camelot Faces Backlash Over EuroMillions Price Increase

Lottery players have had a few days now to take in the news that EuroMillions tickets are increasing in price to £2.50 each and many are not happy, feeling Camelot are greedy and out of touch. In 2013 the EuroMillions ticket price was increased to £2 and now just three years later it’s to be […]

Lottery Scammer to Stand Trial

A man is to stand trial in Dundee accused of defrauding almost £33,000 from three women in a lottery scam. Each woman believed she had won a lottery prize when in fact she had not. Gerald Sunnie from Dundee is said to have accepted cheques from the women in the pretence that they had won […]

EuroMillions Price Hike and Rule Change Coming

It’s been a while since we saw any major changes to the EuroMillions rules, but there have been many changes through the years. Prices have increased, new balls have been added and we’ve seen many changes since the draw launched back in 2004, and now UK players are seeing a ticket price hike, and odds […]

Dublin Bus Driver Syndicate Collect EuroMillions Jackpot

On Friday night on the first EuroMillions draw of July there was one ticket that matched all seven EuroMillions numbers and we were quick to find out that the ticket was sold in the Republic of Ireland. Although not a record win the jackpot was worth a bumper €23,000,000 after the rollover and we now […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]

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Newsagent who sold herself a winning lottery ticket ends up in court for fraud

“I will always remain a humble newsagent. Someone has to win; it was just lucky it was me.” So said Clevely’s Hayley Tarry, who bought a ticket for the EuroMillions draw one very lucky Friday 13th while cashing up in her cornershop, and promptly took down a prize worth over £500,000 when her numbers came […]

Tony and Greta Dodd

Strictly new knees for lottery winners

Most lottery winners’ stories tell of sports cars in the driveway, mock-Tudor mansions in leafy suburbs, and lavish holidays to the Caribbean. (And jail and bankruptcy, if most of the stories on the Euromillions website are to be believed.) Some winners often splash out on a bit of ‘reconstructive surgery’ for their wives – generally massive boob […]